17 Mar 2024

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B


Jeremiah 31:31-34  In the days of the new covenant, all people will have personal knowledge of God.

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15  God’s mercy offers us hope of a clean heart and renewed spirit.

Hebrews 5:7-9  The reverent heart gains a hearing in the presence of God.

John 12:20-33  Some Greeks—outsiders to the story—seek personal access to Jesus.

Link to Cycle A RCIA materials for the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of March

Liturgical themes and feasts

This month concludes our Lenten observance, contains the high holy days of the Triduum (28-30), and ushers us to Easter Sunday (31). We'll perform scrutinies for our Elect (3, 10, 17) and welcome them into the church in sacraments of Initiation.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

"Whoever serves me must follow me," says the Lord, "and where I am, there also will my servant be." Explore God's ways and your response to them. 

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Featured Exploring the word

We would like to see Jesus

I’ve always felt a real affection for the anonymous Greeks who approach Philip in Jerusalem and make their request with disarming frankness: “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”

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Homily stories


This morning my son came into our room, upset because something he had built had broken.

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Homily stories

The hour is at hand

One of the secrets of successful businesspeople is, invariably, balance between their personal and professional lives.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

My brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins.

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To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

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Browse the library

Browse our library for additional Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B material. 

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Take Five weekly

17 Mar 2024

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